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Latest News in Black Art: Orange County Museum Commissions Sanford Biggers Sculpture, Theaster Gates 'Black Chapel' Debuts at Serpentine, Miranda Forrester Joins Tiwani Contemporary & More

Latest News in Black Art: Orange County Museum Commissions Sanford Biggers Sculpture, Theaster Gates ‘Black Chapel’ Debuts at Serpentine, Miranda Forrester Joins Tiwani Contemporary & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Rendering of “Of many waters…” (2022) by Sanford Biggers on the Sculpture Terrace of the forthcoming Orange County Museum of Art, opening to the public in October 2022. | Photo: Morphosis   Commissions When the...
Latest News in Black Art: Odili Donald Odita Joins David Kordansky Gallery, California Reparations Report Addresses Artist's Rights, MoMA Acquires Archibald Motley Painting

Latest News in Black Art: Odili Donald Odita Joins David Kordansky Gallery, California Reparations Report Addresses Artist’s Rights, MoMA Acquires Archibald Motley Painting

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   ARCHIBALD MOTLEY JR., “Tongues (Holy Rollers),” 1929 (oil on canvas, 29 1/4 × 36 1/8 inches / 74.3 × 91.8 cm). | Bequest of Janice H. Levin (by exchange). © Archibald John Motley Jr. Courtesy...
In California, Elena Gross is Incoming Co-Director at Berkeley Art Center, Which Champions Bay Area Artists and Curators

In California, Elena Gross is Incoming Co-Director at Berkeley Art Center, Which Champions Bay Area Artists and Curators

IN BERKELEY, CALIF., Elena Gross is joining the Berkeley Art Center (BAC) as co-director. Gross brings eight years of experience working in the Bay Area arts community and a background that spans museums, culturally specific institutions, commercial galleries, independent nonprofits, and arts publications. Gross is currently director of exhibitions and curatorial affairs at the Museum...
Latest News in Black Art: Legendary Artist & Activist Samella Lewis Has Died, CAAM Launches Publishing Program, and Major Appointments at Newfields, MFA Boston

Latest News in Black Art: Legendary Artist & Activist Samella Lewis Has Died, CAAM Launches Publishing Program, and Major Appointments at Newfields, MFA Boston

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Last year, the College Art Association recognized Los Angeles-based artist Samella Lewis with a lifetime achievement award. | Courtesy CAA   Lives Samella Lewis (1923-2022), a legendary figure in the field of African American art,...
Latest News in Black Art: Joyce J. Scott Honored by Johns Hopkins, Darren Walker Receives France's Highest Honor, Felrath Hines Auction Record & More

Latest News in Black Art: Joyce J. Scott Honored by Johns Hopkins, Darren Walker Receives France’s Highest Honor, Felrath Hines Auction Record & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott. | Photo courtesy of Grace Roselli   Awards & Honors Renowned bead artist Joyce J. Scott received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Johns Hopkins University on May 22....
Faith Ringgold Makes Time 100, Influential Artist Has 'Painted, Sculpted, Written, Sewed, and Incited Change All Her Life'

Faith Ringgold Makes Time 100, Influential Artist Has ‘Painted, Sculpted, Written, Sewed, and Incited Change All Her Life’

  THE TIME 100 LIST of the most influential people of 2022 was announced today and Faith Ringgold, 91, was among the many impressive figures honored. The newsmagazine enlisted Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem to pay tribute to Ringgold. Golden began her text with a succinct assessment of...
Latest News in Black Art: Ernie Barnes Gets New York Gallery Representation, Gilane Tawadros is Next Director of Whitechapel Gallery, Roy DeCarava x Supreme Collab

Latest News in Black Art: Ernie Barnes Gets New York Gallery Representation, Gilane Tawadros is Next Director of Whitechapel Gallery, Roy DeCarava x Supreme Collab

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Gilane Tawadros is the incoming director of Whitechapel Gallery in London. | Photo © Brian Benson   Appointments London’s Whitechapel Gallery announced Gilane Tawadros as its next director. A curator, writer, and art historian by...
Charmaine Jefferson Elected Board Chair at California Institute of the Arts, Where Charles Gaines Taught and Mark Bradford, Henry Taylor, and Lauren Halsey Earned Degrees

Charmaine Jefferson Elected Board Chair at California Institute of the Arts, Where Charles Gaines Taught and Mark Bradford, Henry Taylor, and Lauren Halsey Earned Degrees

  CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS elected Charmaine Jefferson chair of its board of trustees. A veteran arts administrator, she has been a member of the board at CalArts since 2006. Her appointment is historic, Jefferson is the first Black person to lead the board since the school was founded more than half a century...
Latest News in Black Art: Howard University Acquires 252 Gordon Parks Photos, Deana Lawson Wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Smithsonian Adds 200+ Works by Craft Artists to Collection & More

Latest News in Black Art: Howard University Acquires 252 Gordon Parks Photos, Deana Lawson Wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Smithsonian Adds 200+ Works by Craft Artists to Collection & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   GORDON PARKS, “Marian Anderson broadcasting a Negro spiritual at the dedication of a mural installed in U.S. Department of the Interior building, commemorating the outdoor concert she gave at the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters...
In New York, Public Art Fund Welcomes New Senior Curator: 'Among Her Generation, Allison Glenn Has Emerged as a Leading Curatorial Voice'

In New York, Public Art Fund Welcomes New Senior Curator: ‘Among Her Generation, Allison Glenn Has Emerged as a Leading Curatorial Voice’

THE NEXUS OF ART and community is central to the work of curator Allison Glenn. She is taking on a new role that will fuel that focus, bringing contemporary art to broader audiences through public art initiatives. After stints in New Orleans, Bentonville, Ark., and Houston, Glenn is headed to New York City where she...
Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba Returns to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as Curator of African Art: 'I Hope to Inspire an Appreciation for and Deeper Understanding of African Art'

Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba Returns to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as Curator of African Art: ‘I Hope to Inspire an Appreciation for and Deeper Understanding of African Art’

  THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (VMFA) named Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba to the position of curator of African art. The appointment marks his return to the Richmond museum. From 2016-18, Ezeluomba was an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Research Specialist in African Art at VMFA. Ezeluomba will be responsible for the museum’s African art collection,...
Latest News in Black Art: Late Artist Winfred Rembert Wins Pulitzer, Barkley L. Hendricks and Wangechi Mutu Acquisitions, Plus Rome Prize Recipients & More

Latest News in Black Art: Late Artist Winfred Rembert Wins Pulitzer, Barkley L. Hendricks and Wangechi Mutu Acquisitions, Plus Rome Prize Recipients & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Winfred Rembert won a Pulitzer Prize for “Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South,” as told to Erin I. Kelly. | Photo by Renan Ozturk   Awards & Honors...
Erica Wall Will Lead Lunder Institute at Colby College Museum of Art in Maine

Erica Wall Will Lead Lunder Institute at Colby College Museum of Art in Maine

  THE COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART announced the appointment Erica Wall. An arts leader with two decades of experience, she will serve as director of the Lunder Institute for American Art. Located in downtown Waterville, Me., the Lunder Institute was established in 2017 as the research and creative arm of the museum. Inviting artists,...
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Announced New Appointments Across Curatorial, Programming, and Diversity and Inclusion Teams

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Announced New Appointments Across Curatorial, Programming, and Diversity and Inclusion Teams

  THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO (FAMSF) announced a slate of new staff members on May 5, including Abram Jackson, director of interpretation; Courtney Jones, manager of diversity and inclusion; Sarah Mackay, assistant curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts; and Devin Malone, director of public programs and community engagement. FAMSF is comprised of...
Detroit Institute of Arts Appoints Juana Williams Associate Curator of African American Art

Detroit Institute of Arts Appoints Juana Williams Associate Curator of African American Art

  THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS (DIA) is welcoming a new curator this week, naming Juana Williams associate curator of African American art. An independent curator based in Detroit, she recently served as director of exhibitions at Library Street Collective and was an adjunct faculty member in art history at Wayne State University. Williams is...
Latest News in Black Art: LACMA Acquires Beauford Delaney Painting, First-Ever New York Art Week, Installations by Fred Wilson and Rashid Johnson at LaGuardia & More

Latest News in Black Art: LACMA Acquires Beauford Delaney Painting, First-Ever New York Art Week, Installations by Fred Wilson and Rashid Johnson at LaGuardia & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   BEAUFORD DELANEY, “Negro Man (Claude McKay),” 1944 ( oil on canvas, 19.12 x 16.25 inches / 48.6 x 41.3 cm). | Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the 2022 Collectors Committee with additional...
Latest News in Black Art: Sonia Boyce and Simone Leigh Win Golden Lions at Venice Biennale, Souls Grown Deep Brokers International Acquisitions, Artist List for Okwui Enwezor's Sharjah Biennial & More

Latest News in Black Art: Sonia Boyce and Simone Leigh Win Golden Lions at Venice Biennale, Souls Grown Deep Brokers International Acquisitions, Artist List for Okwui Enwezor’s Sharjah Biennial & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Representing Great Britain, Sonia Boyce’s exhibition won the Golden Lion for best national pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale. | Photo by Felix Hörhager/picture alliance via Getty Images   Awards & Honors On April 23,...
Lauren Haynes is Returning to New York City, Joining Queens Museum as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs

Lauren Haynes is Returning to New York City, Joining Queens Museum as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs

  THE QUEENS MUSEUM in Queens, N.Y., announced the appointment of Lauren Haynes as director of curatorial affairs and programs this morning. Haynes spent a decade on the curatorial team at the Studio Museum in Harlem, departing in 2016 to join the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. Last year, she accepted...
Jessica Bell Brown Promoted to Curator and Department Head for Contemporary Art at Baltimore Museum of Art

Jessica Bell Brown Promoted to Curator and Department Head for Contemporary Art at Baltimore Museum of Art

  THE CONTEMPORARY ART DEPARTMENT at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is now led by Jessica Bell Brown. After joining the museum as associate curator of contemporary art in November 2019, Brown was promoted to curator and department head for contemporary art earlier this month. In her new role, she is overseeing a growing...
Latest News in Black Art: Veronica Ryan and Ingrid Pollard Make Turner Prize Shortlist, Major Kerry James Marshall Painting Headed to Auction, Museum Surveys of Sam Gilliam and Frank Bowling Coming Soon & More

Latest News in Black Art: Veronica Ryan and Ingrid Pollard Make Turner Prize Shortlist, Major Kerry James Marshall Painting Headed to Auction, Museum Surveys of Sam Gilliam and Frank Bowling Coming Soon & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Veronica Ryan is one of four artists shortlisted for the 2022 Turner Prize. | © Veronica Ryan. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo: Steven Probert   Awards & Honors On April 12, Tate Liverpool...